Shakespeare’s language is brought to dazzling life through interactive games and discussion.
Through in-depth scene and character study, students rehearse
and perform their own Shakespearean scenes. By assuming the roles
of actor, director, and designer, students engage with
Shakespeare’s language in a new, exciting way, making connections
between their own lives and the play’s characters, events, and
literary techniques. This series of classroom workshops culminates
in a final performance at BAM in which all participating schools
come together to celebrate their collective achievements. No acting
experience is necessary.
Teachers may choose between A Midsummer Night’s Dream or Hamlet to focus on in class.
Space is limited and priority is given to teachers who also take advantage of our Shakespeare Teaches Teachers professional development program.
This program consists of twelve 45 minute workshops plus a final student performance at BAM.
Appropriate for grades 9—12